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hheng1111
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Registered: ‎12-30-2011
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Is there a program that changes the iproperties of multiple files at once?

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03-02-2012 02:26 PM

I have my projects in their own folders. When I start a new project, I copy an older project folder and paste to start a new project. I do this so i don't have to start modeling from scratch each time. The problem when i do this is i have to change the name and part number of each file to correspond to the new project number. This takes more time than i would like to spend doing it so is there a program that will let me do this in bulk? (change the part number of all the files through their iproperties) I typically have to use the design assistant and change the part number of each .ipt file one by one.

 

Thanks in advance!

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sbixler
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Registered: ‎09-15-2003
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Re: Is there a program that changes the iproperties of multiple files at once?

03-02-2012 06:50 PM in reply to: hheng1111

For filenames there doesn't seem to be any good alternative to Design Assistant.  But for iProperties (such as Part Number), if you have a top level assembly that includes all of your parts, use the BOM editor to handle iProperties.  Much faster and easier than DA.

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PACDrafting
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Registered: ‎10-22-2007
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Re: Is there a program that changes the iproperties of multiple files at once?

03-03-2012 01:29 AM in reply to: sbixler
How about using vault for file name changes.
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sbixler
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Re: Is there a program that changes the iproperties of multiple files at once?

03-03-2012 04:24 AM in reply to: PACDrafting

Certainly.  I assumed that the OP isn't using Vault.

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akhidrosyidi
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Registered: ‎10-08-2012
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Re: Is there a program that changes the iproperties of multiple files at once?

11-09-2012 12:02 AM in reply to: sbixler

how to make changes in the iproperty of 3D  design (*ipt) of reusable design ( in the previous project ) without losing history , for example, change the number of projects. but I can still keep track of previous projects.

i use Inventor 2012 and Vault collaboration 2012.

 

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